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Repeka Nasiko
Monday, April 21, 2014

ACTING Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu has reminded civil servants they should not get involved with any political party.

His comment follows an incident last week in which two senior civil servants were receiving complaints from the public at the Labasa taxi stand where Fiji First aspiring politician Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama was meeting people.

Mr Bolalevu said civil servants in the Northern Division knew they were not allowed to be part of the signature drive for any proposed political organisation or be involved with any other campaign.

He said government agencies were aware that Rear Admiral Bainimarama would be in Vanua Levu last week and should not have been involved in his search for supporters for his proposed political party. "We know where we stand and we will not be involved in any way during the signature drive for any proposed political parties," he said.

According to Section 14 of the Political Parties Registration, Conduct Funding and Disclosure Decree, those holding public offices, including civil servants and also trade unionists, are not allowed to carry out campaigns and electoral activity.

A fine or a term of imprisonment will be imposed on those found to be in breach of the provision.

The amendment to the decree was announced last month by Minister for Elections and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.








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